Dead Ebola Victim Awakens, Moves Arm

October 4, 2014 | By Garrett Montgomery More

Dead Ebola Victim Awakens Moves Arm

A man who appeared to be dead from Ebola awoke and started moving his arm while ABC cameras rolled on. Dr. Richard Besser was filming a segment for Good Morning America in the streets of Monrovia, Liberia, when a burial team arrived to remove the dead man from the sidewalk – to everyone’s surprise the Ebola victim showed he was still alive by waving his arm.

Dead Ebola victim in Monrovia, Liberia, awakens, and moves arm and the shocking scene is caught by ABC cameras.

On Thursday, Dr. Richard Besser and his camera crew were strolling the streets of Monrovia for a segment on Good Morning America.

Besser was reporting on the fact that people were angry because the family of a 37-year-old who was hit with Ebola called for medical help and no one came. Besser explained that a community leader told him:

“We couldn’t get him help when he was alive. They only come when you die.”

But when the family called few days later to report his death, a burial team quickly arrived to collect the body.

A large crowd gathered few steps near the remains to protest against the government’s lack of medical equipment and staff to battle the Ebola epidemic that is killing thousands.

As the burial team attempted to remove the remains, which were lying along the roadway and put them in a body bag, the man moved his arm.

The crowd started cheering when the man showed sign of life and someone screamed “he is alive!”

The sick man was transferred to an ambulance and rushed to a nearby hospital where they will try to get him a bed. Besser shared that the hospitals are overcrowded and he doubts that the man will make it.

In related news, Ashoka Mukpo, an American cameraman working for NBC News in Liberia who was struck by the illness returned to the United States this week for treatment.

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